When I came across this fabulous article about a month ago in the May edition of the Good Housekeeping Magazine all about Royal Weddings ... I just had to mention it. With 101 facts I couldn't mention them all but picked a few instead ...
1. The Queen's 'something borrowed' was the George III tiara lent to her by her mother. The court jeweller had to by rushed by police escort to the Palace in order to fix the tiara after it snapped while she was getting ready for her wedding.
2. Princess Diana was the first Englishwoman in 500 years to marry an heir to the thrown.
3. When Wills becomes King, Kate will become the 6th Queen Catherine, following Catherine of Valois, Catherine of Aragon, Catherine Howard, Catherine Parr and Catherine of Braganza.
4. 1477 saw the the first Royal diamond engagement ring given to Mary of Burgundy by Archduke Maximilian of Austria.
5. Each girl who worked on the Queen's wedding dress sewed in a strand of her hair for luck. The dress itself was designed by Royal dressmaker Norman Hartnell.
6. After Grace Kelly was married, no film starring the famous actress, has ever been allowed to be shown in Monaco.
7. Princess Mary, daughter of George V, was the first Royal bride to use the coach when she married Viscount Lascelles in 1922.
8. The first headpiece ever worn by a Royal bride was worn by Margaret. It was later displayed for public view.
The full article can be seen in the May 2011 Good Housekeeping Magazine from page 68.
Until next time ...